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#1 millman OFFLINE  

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Posted June 11, 2012 - 04:10 PM

I recently purchased a used ford gt85 tractor. I new it would need some electrical fixing when i purchased it. None of the lights or gauges work. The light bulbs for headlights look good. Filaments are in tact. Replaced all fuses. This didn't work. In fact all bulbs look good. Fuel gauge and hour meter don't work. No bulbs involved here, how do I go about fixing these issues. I'm not an electrician or mechanic. Any help is appreciated.



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Posted June 11, 2012 - 10:47 PM

It kind of depends on the wiring harness, and I am by no means a Ford expert, but one of a couple of things pop in my head.

Depending on the system, some units won't have any lights or dash lights until the engine is running. This is because the second generator windings are just for the lights etc and have no feed from the battery.

However, this doesn't seem to explain the lack of fuel gauge to me.

Hopefully a ford guy responds with better info.

BTW, I am going to split this off into it's own thread as I think you have a better chance of getting the needed information.

And :welcome: to GTTalk.

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Posted June 12, 2012 - 04:50 AM

Welcome to the forum! I don't believe I have ever seen a GT85, so I can't help at the moment.

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Posted June 12, 2012 - 05:09 AM

Welcome to GTTalk. Since everything is dead you may have a blown fuse. I would look for a fuse holder and see if the fuse is blown. For something like this with known electrical issues you should carefully check all the wiring looking for dirty or loose connections and melted connectors, burnt wires etc. A wiring diagram would be a big help. Have a look in our manuals section to see if there is one for your tractor or a model that looks close.

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Posted June 12, 2012 - 06:04 AM

Welcome millman to GTalk . I don't know anything about your tractor to know what it might be . Do you have a 12volt test light ? That's going to be your friend when doing any trouble shooting . Al

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Posted June 12, 2012 - 02:55 PM

Welcome millman. I hope you resolve the issues soon. Glad you joined.

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Posted June 13, 2012 - 05:58 PM

Thanks guys glad to be onboard.




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